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Church Leaders Condemn Violence and Lawless Behavior During Times of Unrest

LDS Church Issues Statement on US Capitol Mob

The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have released the following statement in the wake of unrest in the United States. Principles of government that allow God’s children to maintain human dignity and freedom belong to all mankind. (see Doctrine and Covenants 98:5). With great concern we observe the …

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Tallahassee Florida Temple Rendering & Location Announced

Tallahassee Florida Temple Rendering & Location Announced

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the rendering and location of the Tallahassee Florida Temple. The temple, which was announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 4.97-acre site located at 2440 Papillon Way, in Tallahassee, Florida. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet with …

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Children Invited to Participate in First-Ever Friend to Friend Event

Children Invited to Participate in First-Ever Friend to Friend Event

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting all children ages 3–11, their parents, and Primary leaders and teachers to participate in a Friend to Friend broadcast — a Face to Face-style virtual event for children available for viewing beginning February 20. The historic, first-of-its-kind broadcast will include music and activities as well as messages by President Russell …

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Elder Gong Extends Three Invitations to Young Adults in the New Year

Elder Gong Extends Three Invitations to Young Adults in the New Year

Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extended three invitations Sunday evening to the faith’s 2.3 million members between the ages of 18 and 30. Speaking live from a studio on Temple Square Sunday evening, the Apostle first invited young adults to “be still and know that …

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Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Elder and Sister Soares Experienced Mild Cases of COVID-19

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins released the following statement on January 8, 2021: Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife experienced mild cases of COVID-19 during the holiday break. They were both at home, away from other Church leaders, and were able to completely recover before returning to full activity. Elder Soares is the third …

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2021 Youth Theme Album, Other Resources Released

2021 Youth Theme Album, Other Resources Released

Resources for the 2021 youth theme, including the music album “A Great Work,” are now available on youth.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. The music album and other resources all support the 2021 youth theme: “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing …

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Church Announces Location for Lindon Utah Temple

Church Announces Location for Lindon Utah Temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Lindon Utah Temple. This temple, which President Russell M. Nelson announced in October 2020, will be built near 800 East and Center Street in Lindon, Utah. Plans call for a three-story temple of approximately 81,000 square feet. An exterior rendering will be released later. A groundbreaking …

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Latest Church Handbook Updates: Prejudice, Ministering, & More

Latest Church Handbook Updates: Prejudice, Ministering, & More

In early 2020, the Church announced a new general handbook to be used by both leaders and members. Throughout the year, updates have continued to be released and a number of new policies and sections were released today. Six chapters have been rewritten with another 11 individual sections added or revised. One major new section regarding prejudice. It reflects recent …

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Church Announces Changes for Seminary in 2021

Church Announces Changes for Seminary in 2021

Seminary and Institutes of Religion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for seminary in 2021, including a further alignment with “Come, Follow Me” and a new reading requirement for seminary course credit. Further Alignment with ‘Come, Follow Me’ A December 15, 2020, notice states that starting January 1, 2021, rather than following a 9-month study schedule for each …

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